A Rock Hill man was sentenced to 72 months in prison after pleading guilty to weapon and drug charges in federal court.
Travis Daniel Smith, 29, was arrested by Rock Hill police in April 2016, when an officer attempted to pull him over for a window tint violation.
Smith began driving recklessly, leading police on a short car chase, and later fled from police on foot, according to Rock Hill police at the time.
Smith threw a handgun over a fence during the chase, and was found to have 7 grams of marijuana in his mouth, police said.
Smith had previously been convicted of a violent crime, so he is prohibited from posessing firearms.
Smith pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.
Smith was sentenced 5 years of federal supervised release, after the 72 months of imprisonment, United States Attorney Beth Drake said.
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Rock Hill Police Department.